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Limited Runs Presents the Marilyn Monroe Red Velvet Collection

Marilyn Monroe Red Velvet Series
Marilyn Monroe Red Velvet Series By Tom Kelley, 1949 (All Post Photos By Gail)

There would probably be little argument that Marilyn Monroe is the most legendary and iconic Hollywood Movie Star to have ever lived. Countless contemporary artists — from Andy Warhol to Ron English, Ad Infinitum — have captured and re-appropriated her likeness into their own works, and her image still turns heads wherever it appears. While she did not have a long life, she certainly has achieved immortality in a sense. Limited Runs, a company that specializes in Classic Hollywood and other Fine Art Photography has just released the Marilyn Monroe Red Velvet Collection, which  features her famous nude shots circa 1949 that originally appeared on promotional calendars. Now you can all own prints of these gorgeous photographs that were at one time so controversial, they had to be “dressed” in superimposed lingerie in order to be sent through the mail.

Marilyn Monroe Red Velvet Series Calendar

Above is an example one of these calendars, where Monroe’s breasts have been blocked out to avoid being labeled as pornography — pretty hilarious when you consider the types of fashion photography and figure modeling that has become acceptable, and even mainstream, in the past 70 or so years. One of the Red Velvet poses made her the first Playboy Sweetheart — the prototype for the centerfold-featured Playmates who would follow in years to come.

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Bacon Thing of The Day: Bacon Love 2011 Calendar!

bacon love calendar 2011

Rolling over into a new year means a lot of things to a lot people, but for me it means buying a new calendar so I can keep track of my many social engagements and important dates. My blogging friend Nick just posted about a neat calendar he received that is all about one of the best things on earth: Bacon. According to Nick, who received the Bacon Love 2011 Calendar as a holiday stocking stuffer: “Each day, bacon lovers will enjoy bacon trivia, recipes and even quotes by bacon connoisseurs such as Thomas Jefferson and Homer Simpson!

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Zombie Girl Pin Up Calendar: Dead Sexy!

Fans of the Living Dead and Cheescake Centerfolds will die to own this 2009 Zombie Chicks Pin Up Calendar that I just found Geekologie. According to My Zombie Pin Up, “This 13 month calendar is stuffed with more dead sexy girls than you can fit in a shallow grave. We dug up the idea of the vintage 1950’s pin-up and hit it over the head with a shovel. Let yourself get infected by these bloody gore-gous women who are just dying to get under your skin.” Excellent! I already know one Zombie-loving horror film fan that I can cross off my Holiday shopping list.